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small portico was used as vestibulum of this house, which had been
converted into a country-house with wine-cellars
for the cultivation and production of wine.
in the layer of ashes the impressions of thirteen
victims of the eruptions were found. They dah remained in the house
during the fall of the lapilli and then attempted to escape under the
ashes. They suffocated to death however and fell one after the other in
their family groups. The
casts were obtained using Fiorelli’s
system of pouring plaster into the spaces left. This represents one of
the most dramatic examples of the death of Pompeii and its people.